This 3rd and 4th Grade Winter ELA Activities unit is filled with ELA activities for 3rd and 4th graders. There are themed activities for each of the six Common Core Standards domains (RL, RI, L, SL, RF, and W). Your students will practice their ELA standards while incorporating the winter theme as well. This will take some of the stress off of your plate by providing you with standards-based and Common Core-aligned seasonal activities!
Each domain will have 3-4 activities or passages. The domains are Reading Literature, Reading Informational, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Foundational Skills. There will be a mix of hands-on partner, whole group, and independent activities.
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3rd and 4th Grade Winter ELA Activities Include:
Reading Literature: 4 passages
Reading Informational: 4 passages
RI.3.4/RI.4.4- Unknown Words
RI.3.2/RI.4.2- Main Idea
RI.3.1/RI.4.1- Asking Questions
Writing: 2 prompts, 1 partner activity, and 1 independent activity
W.3.2/W.4.2- Informative- Transition Word Focus
W.3.2/W.4.2- Informative Writing
W.3.7&8/W.4.7&8- Research Writing
W.3.7&8/W.4.7&8- Research Writing
Speaking & Listening: 3 partner activities
SL.3.2/SL.4.2- Paraphrasing/Main Idea and Details
SL.3.6/SL.4.6- Complete Informational Sentences
SL.3.4/SL.4.4- Descriptive Details
Language & RF: 3 partner activities and 1 independent activity
L.3.5.b/4th review- Real Life Connections
L.3.1.e/L.4.1.b- Verb Tenses
L.3.4.b/L.4.4.b- Suffixes and Prefixes
This winter set is part of a growing bundle. Want all future themes?
This resource is an add-on to the ELA units I have created for Common Core. All of these activities are standards-based activities. What makes these unique is that they are themed to a holiday or a season!
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Standards covered in this particular unit:
RL.3.4- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
RL.3.5- Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
RL.3.6- Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
RL.4.4- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
RL.4.5- Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
RL.4.6- Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
RI.3.3- Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
RI.3.4- Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
RI.3.2- Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
RI.3.1- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RI.4.3- Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
RI.4.4- Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
RI.4.2- Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.4.1- Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
W.3.2- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.3.7- Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
W.3.8- Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
W.4.2- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.4.7- Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
W.4.8- Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
SL.3.2- Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL.3.6- Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 3 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
SL.3.4- Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
SL.4.2- Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL.4.6- Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 4 Language standards 1 here for specific expectations.)
SL.4.4- Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
L.3.5.b- Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).
L.3.1.e- Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.
L.3.4.b- Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
L.3.3.b- Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.
L.4.1.b- Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.
L.4.4.b- Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
L.4.2.b- Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.